In my digital marketing company, we outsource a lot of the tasks in the office. The following considerations are weighed before we decide outsourcing or hiring: Is this role a core competency of our business? If the answer is yes, we will hire if we have enough jobs to keep him/her busy. If we don't have enough jobs yet, we will outsource until we can get enough jobs to hire one full-time. Photo credit: rawpixel.com Is there a career path and environment for this role to grow in our company? We would like all our team members to grow professionally and personally. We may have enough jobs for a particular role to be more cost effective hiring in-house, but if we know that we can't provide the right environment for this person to grow, we will outsource the jobs. We outsource our accounting, payroll, systems administration and office boy (despatch) jobs. There is pretty much no career path for an accountant, a systems administrator and an office boy in our c
Stanley Chee is a serial entrepreneur, the CEO and co-founder of SalesCandy®, a tech startup angel investor, an ex-Google Regional Trainer, a TEDx speaker, a Mensa member, a public speaker, a casual blogger, a loving husband and father.